The Quieter Garden

How many of us can say the places we live in are getting quieter, and that we are hearing more of nature, and more moments of silence? Not many, I suppose. More likely, the opposite it true: we have more neighbors with louder toys, and we experience increasing traffic on the ground and in the sky. We are living closer together as there are more of us. I know this is true for me.

I live on a fairly busy country road and while I would love my garden to be nearly silent with just the sounds of birds and frogs and rustling leaves, I don’t have that. Few do, right? So, four years ago, I set out to do the best I could to create a peaceful retreat even though the internet provided little information that was either helpful or hopeful. This blog documents what I have learned about the physics, the psychology and the mechanics of noise abatement in our outdoor spaces. I hope you find it helpful.

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